Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas at the Cranks

Well, well, well...there's about 10 minutes more to go and Julie is slumped on the sofa watching Carrie. We've just taken the doggies for a late walk (storms prevented taking them at their normal time), Ivan is upstairs either sleeping or reading his Our Friends Jennings courtesy of moi, and Mum is either asleep or reading Sidney Sheldon's Morning, Noon and Night (also courtesy of moi).

It has been a slightly atypical Christmas in that we didn't scream and throw things at each other. Over dinner I said we should have a tee-shirt done for the whole family - a goofy family portrait with the words "We put the fun in dysFUNctional".

Mums glared at me:

"Do you realise you're insulting me?"

I still think it's a good idea.

Check it out:

Here's the Big M with her stash:

Here's the Shi Sho:

And the Chubster:

I have no decent shots of the D-man. He didn't change out of his sarong for the present-opening ceremony. Then he was grumpy because it was half 3 and lunch was still not ready (I tell you some people ah...).

Esther gave me chocolates. Here's Chubs helping himself and refusing to give any to Shi Sho, who's standing there and lecturing him about the true meaning of Christmas:

Here's the tree:

And all the presents:

I just finished reading the book about imaginary friends that Mary gave me for Christmas. Esther was here earlier, eating cake and telling me all about everything.

The D-Man and Unkley are now watching a Malayalam movie that Unkley brought. Dadda is emitting his mirthless laugh and saying that all of this is a fantasy thought up in the minds of the moviemakers. Not historically accurate. Unkley is leaning forward eagerly either engrossed in the movie or pretending to be.

We've eaten too much as usual. Jules says she is going to get fit next year and is trying to convince Chubs to get fit along with her.

As for me, I haven't decided on any New Year's Resolutions, as yet.


perl hacker said...

What a beautiful tree! Seeing a lit tree with wrapped gifts beneath always brings a smile. It also reminds me that gift is the German word for poison, lol. :)

It sounds like a good time was had by all, with the possible exception of Mr. Cranky Pants. Some friends and I got together yesterday and had Chinese cuisine for our official Christmas brunch. Pepper steak with broccoli, and cashew chicken--yum!


Tudor Rose said...

Merry Christmas!

Jenn said...

Thanks PH. Pepper steak with broccoli sounds as good as rendang with roast chicken. Haha.

Isn't shmuck a German word as well? (I know there's a word for costume jewellery that has a derogatory meaning in English)

Compliments of the Season, as my mother would say.

Jenn said...

Merry Christmas TR!